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When Tim Perry gets home from his IT job he turns on the TV, but he doesn’t watch it. Rather, he takes out an Exacto knife with its razor sharp blade and begins carving a pumpkin. These … more
Years ago we used to enjoy breakfast at this cozy little spot at 465 Warwick Ave., right near the Warwick/Cranston line. Rose retired and Paula took over, running the restaurant for years. Now … more
After the Alliance Aircraft Corp. was formed in Ohio in 1928, the company designed the A-1 Argo, a two-seater open-cockpit biplane for private pilots. Only 20 of the planes were completed before the … more
In preparation for a flight to Florida, I had applied for and received clearance for TSA PreCheck. While it was my belief that the expediated wait times to get through the checkpoint should go to … more
Within the music scene in Rhode Island, there are various communities, which can be even referred to as sub-scenes in some instances. One of them is centered around 75orLess Records, which is an … more
We won’t be going to the movies this week as “Taylor Swift-The Eras Tour” has taken over the Avon and most of the screens at Warwick Showcase. Not that we have anything against … more
Guest conductor Morihiko Nakahara, Music Director of the South Carolina Philharmonic, will be the guest conductor at the November 11th concert of the Rhode Island Philharmonic at the Vets. … more
WARWICK SHOWCASE   SHE CAME TO ME * * * ½  (Quirky Black Dramady) If you are tired of formula movies and want something that is just a bit outlandish, funny and … more
Lamont Jay Whittaker just finished his 330th performance as Mafala Hatimbi Jr., village chief, in the award-winning musical, “The Book of Mormon”. “We opened a year ago and … more
For the past eight years, a unique experience showcasing the stylistic versatility of the guitar has been taking place on the campus of the University of Rhode Island in Kingston and the surrounding … more
Benoni Sweet was a well-known Providence printer. He was also one of the most sought-after funambulists in the country – an expert in the historic sport of tightrope walking. Born in 1840 … more
October 5 was National Get Funky Day, which was announced on the radio as I was driving to work. They played a funky song, so I turned up the radio loud and started be-bopping to it.  Before I … more
Theatre Review by Don Fowler It is the same bare stage, the same theme and the same town of Salem as “The Good John Proctor.” Only the time has changed. We meet Becky … more
Dr. Judith Lynn Stillman came to Rhode Island “many years ago” to assume Rhode Island College’s Artisan Residence position. Judy has  put Rhode Island on the map through … more
Stargazing during the day is something most people are taught not to do, but for some that’s exactly what is in the plans for this Saturday, Oct.14, from just after noon until about 2 p.m. … more
Back in the early 80s computer and video game technology was thriving, and while the graphics and hardware may look lame to the modern eye, it was groundbreaking at the time. The digital boom of the … more
Young adults newly introduced to the professional arena may not immediately be thinking of the future when their careers will come to a close. Retirement may seem like a distant goal when it’s … more
John McDermott was a man of many talents who accomplished a great deal over the course of his career. Born in Pueblo, Colorado in 1919 and raised in Hollywood, CA, McDermott showed interest in … more
Where does the word “midwife” originate? Middle English, meaning “with women,” or someone who assists in childbirth. What is the historical context of midwives? … more
Most of Steve Sperry’s pumpkins weigh a ton — at least. These squash could squash most humans — they’re potentially murderous monstrous melons. “Giant pumpkins are … more
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